Forget about the important attractions, the famous museums, and unforgettable river cruises… at least for a moment. Paris wine, food & nightlife, is what truthfully draws crowds to the enchanting French metropolis. There is a romance in the air and vibrancy which is felt through the art, fashion, design, culture, and cuisine. Exploring the magical French capital on an empty stomach isn't a smart option. There's no shortage of French bakeries (boulangeries) preparing their daily batch of fresh croissants or cheese shops (fromageries), offering a wide selection of local specialties. You also won't have difficulty tracking down a charming wine bar in the city center or a street market where you can buy your picnic lunch.
As the regions within France vary greatly, so do their culinary delights. The city of Paris is no exception when it comes to gastronomical variety. With a vast array of cultures represented, there is a distinct metropolitan flavor that sprinkles itself into the local dishes. No matter where in the city you are staying, you can be sure that the wide selection of culinary choices will please your palate. Enjoy a glass of wine on the banks of the River Seine or dine in a classic French bistro along the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées or for the best way to find the tastiest delights, follow your nose.
When you aren't sure where to find the best places for discovering Paris wine, food & nightlife, following the locals pays off. Venture down the Canal Saint Martin for a break from the jam-packed central streets. A stroll along the canal will delight your senses. If the thought of wandering solo in search of the best quality and priced delicacies makes you nervous don’t worry. There are several gastronomical tours available that guarantee a good time. French food and wine tours through markets like the Marché des Enfants Rouges (Red Children´s Market) are a great choice!
Ready to dress up and head out to see the elegance of Paris by night? Whether you are interested in a quiet cocktail near the Eiffel tower, a sunset river cruise, taking in theatre performance or hitting the dance floor at one of Paris´ top nightclubs, there´s fun for everyone.
The nightlife in Paris is thriving and ever so vibrant, however, how will you know the best places to explore for an authentic local nightlife experience? Yes, you can go off the guidebook or consult with the receptionist at your hotel, but there’s a better way. Why not pair up with a group and take to the town to enjoy the best of Paris´s nightlife in good company? Paris wine, food & nightlife tours let you do just that. Join up with a group to taste the Parisian cuisine, prepared with plenty of local flairs before heading off to mingle as the locals do. At night, Paris takes on a whole new feel.
If you’re looking to try French cuisine, here are a few items you must indulge in on your trip.
Paris is full of wine bars. If you want a few of the top recommendations to start your night off on a high note, these three are sure to please:
The easy answer is yes, but then again, Paris doesn't have to be expensive if you know where in the city to go. Of course, plan to eat fresh oysters every day, accompanied by the top selection of wines and your money will leak out of your pockets quicker than flour through a sieve. Finding the local areas to dine in save you loads of money and make for a better experience. Joining a food tour helps acquaint you with the best places to find the top eats in Paris.
Absolutely! The restaurants in Paris have adapted well to the various dietary requirements of their customers. Most restaurants offer vegetarian and even vegan options. If you’re looking to buy your own food and cook at home, you can check out the Marche Raspail. It is said to be the largest organic market in all of France.
Have no worries, here are a few phrases to get you started so you can navigate ordering at a restaurant like a pro. Once you master the basics, you’re well on your way to visit Paris with confidence.